Stuart takes a particular interest in:
- management processes for improving human rights and working conditions
- implementing due diligence processes on labour and human rights
- human resource management approaches to improving labour standards
- corporate reporting on labour issues
Stuart is a co-founder of Ergon and has over 25 years’ experience in human rights and labour matters.
He has worked with major international institutions and private sector companies, such as the European Investment Bank, the ILO, Apple, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Primark and has delivered projects across Africa, Asia and Europe. These cover industries such as agribusiness, electronics, heavy industry, construction and apparel. He has recently managed a number of supply chain human rights risk assessments for various brands and retailers.
Before Ergon Stuart was research director at Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), where he managed information services on ESG investment and corporate governance for major institutional investors. He started his career as a researcher with the UK Anti-Apartheid Movement.